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Short Story Intergenerational Discussions

Thursday, October 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Wednesday, November 4, 2020


Members & guests–free. Please scroll down to RSVP. The day before the discussion, registered attendees will receive a confirmation email with a link to join via Zoom.

Join the Bridging Generations Professional Board for more short story discussions! In the month of October, the short story discussion group will be exploring the work of Junot Díaz. Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown (which the discussion group read in September); The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. A graduate of Rutgers College, Díaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Note: while the this group meets weekly, members and guests may choose to attend some or all discussions).

Here are the stories to be discussed in October:

October 8 – “Fiesta, 1980” (click here to read)

October 15 – “How To Date A Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl or Halfie)” (click here to read)

October 22 – “Monstro (from book This Is How We Lose Her)” (click here to read)

October 29 – “The Cheater’s Guide to Love (from book This is How We Lose Her)” (click here to read)


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Thursday, October 8, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Chicago, IL United States
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